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    Switching from PPL to Upper/Lower...Questions...

    READ 2ND POST FOR THE SUMMARY.

    I’m a beginner in the gym. My lifts use very small weights. I’m currently doing PPL 4 times a week, but I was recommended to use Upper/Lower because I can train each body part twice a week. Here’s my current regime. (All barbell weights are total (including the 45lbs bar)

    PUSH
    
Bench Press 3 x 8
    105

    Barbell Shoulder Press 3 x 8:
    55

    Incline bench press 3 x 8
    65

    Dumbbell Side Lateral Raises 3 x 10:
    15

    Cable Tricep Pushdown 3 x 10:
    47.5

    Dips 3 x 8

    PULL

    Bent over row barbell 3 x 8
    75

    Barbell shrugs 3 x 8-10
    75

    Pull-ups
    3 x 10

    Cable Face pulls 3 x 10-12
    40

    Barbell ez curl (each side not including bar ) 3 x 8
    22.5

    Dumbbell Hammer Curl 3 x 8-10
    22.5

    LEGS/ABS

    Squat 3 x 6-8: (upper part 11) (lower 5)
    100

    Romanian Deadlifts barbell 3 x 8-10
    85

    Leg Press 3 x 10
    105

    Leg curl machine 3 x 10
    100

    Standing Calf Raise 4 x 8-10
    55

    Sit-ups 3 x 8


    It’s very light. And I want to improve my weights. If you see my push day, you can see 2 chest exercises. So let me get this straight: for Upper/Lower, I’m going to do Bench Press Monday, and Incline Bench on Wednesday?

    Also for the rest of the muscle groups...Am I correct in thinking that I’m basically going to split all the duplicate body parts into 2 separate days of the week? If so, I’m going to train the same exact parts as I am now, but just splitting it? Will that really make me stronger, or do I need to add more different chest exercises on my Wednesday.


    Sorry if I am not coming clear. It’s pretty difficult for me to describe my question. I hope you guys understand me. If not, let me know.
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    Basically, I want to know if I need to add any more exercises to switch to Upper/Lower.

    I also want clarification if using the same workload per body part/week, but split in 2 days will actually help me add more weights.
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    You do not need to try to create your own routine. DO NOT TRY TO CREATE YOUR OWN ROUTINE.

    Personally, I think you need a good novice program (full body 3 days a week), but if you are "set" on a Upper/Lower, look at post #4 in https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showt...post1266761131
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    Got it!

    I clicked the link you posted and I scrolled up to post 2 with the novice full body workout. I really liked that program, but I was wondering why it was missing Chest workouts in workout B. I thought the whole point from switching from PPL to full body was to train major muscle groups at least twice a week. Because there will be some weeks that I only train Workout A once, and Workout B twice (and vice versa)
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